Saturday, July 11, 2009
Red Hot Chili Peppers
I finished this painting this afternoon. It was painted for the July project for Watercolor Workshop where we were to paint "Something Hot!" After much consideration, I thought of hot peppers, which I love to look at due to their beautiful color and shiny surface. This is a small painting - 5 1/2" x 7 1/2 " and is painted on Canson 140 lb. cold-pressed water color paper. No special techniques were used except I tried to use primary and secondary colors without mixing them - trying to stick to pure blue, red and green for color contrast. I wanted the peppers to sort of vibrate the eyes:) Unfortunately, a lot of the color was lost during the photo process. Oh well................ lol! As far as the watercolors are concerned - I used a real conglomeration of paints and reds from at least 3 different companies.